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are down to lowest ever 42%. according to the nbc "wall street journal" poll. is the obama administration losing credibility? former senior advisor president reagan pat buchanan joining us. nice to see you, pat. >> good to see you, greta. >> flippant or does he care? >> he is arrogant. the president of the united states unbelievably. he deliberately mislead, deceived the american people about whether or not they could keep their healthcare and this is suddenly discovered and blown up and said don't worry about it, these are bad apple insurerrers. you can do away with those policies. we can get you new ones. the more serious thing here is, really, this is a manifest act of incompetence on the part of the administration. but more seriously it goes to his credibility, which goes to character, which goes to integrity. last week, the president of the united states left office because he had failed to tell the truth about a major matter we are told three years mislead presidential the people people. people were told you can keep your doctors and insurance. they were not telling the truth. they
? >> that's what the obama administration has interpreted under the rules and i think it's just wrong. >> i don't think anybody realizes. i think we have been looking at the story thinking that members of congress, republicans, democrats had to make a decision to put their staff in obama care or not. and if they went into obama care it was obama care like everybody else. subsidy 400% of poverty. i had no idea if they go into obama care they still get a special deal carveout by opm so it's not going to change for them? >> it's outrageous. >> it's terrible. it's appalling. there ought to be a law. we tried to pass a law. harry reid and senate democrats passed it on party line vote. senator reid walked the plank with vulnerable members in 2014. i don't know how you explain this back home if you are a democrat running for re-election. >> i understand speaker pelosi putting her people in obama care obviously with the special deal. but senator reid is not there is something not right about that same rule for congress than it is the american people. and it's not under the special interpretation un
has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping ex
is way up in the polls, says he will get rid of it if elected. >> the obama administration is denying a report that advisers considered replacing vice president biden in the 2012 campaign. the claim, though not the first we have heard of it, comes in a new book. fox news media analyst howaurd curts tells us who was next in line. >> a new book monday which happened to be obtained by the times and then the post, said white house officials considered replacing joe biden on the ticket. it's a political eye opener from what we heard in the amateur, which reported the white house put out feelers to see if hillary clinton was interested in taking over the vice president's spot. this latest book now reports that the president's top aides ordered polling and focus groups in late 2011 to determine whether biden should be booted and replaced by clinton. but the idea was dropped after the research found that an obama/clinton ticket wouldn't do much to boost the president's chances. bill daley, who was then the white house chief of staff, told the "new york times" it was due diligence to at least
: a member of the obama administration apologized for the website that has been plagued by problems since it launched last month. the head of medicare and medicaid did not give specific reasons or numbers. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing when kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. a hearing could get heated since some republicans have been calling for sebelius to be fired. >> these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> reporter: as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles -- >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> reporter: democrats fiercely defending the law and the site. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: according to prepared testimony, secretary see -- se bealous has said, quote. see bealous is expected to blame the contractors. the lead contractors on the site said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing on the system. something they say should have taken months. >> by the end of novemb
that the obama administration and obama campaign could realize that the former president is a huge asset for them and perhaps they better make sure that they're working with him and communicating with him. but i think the biggest tidbit everybody is talking about is obviously this switch between hillary clinton and joe biden. but also what i want to know is what's in there about governor chris christie particularly some of the things in his background back when he was working as an sec lobbyist. and a think all of those details will be out shortly and you can no doubt bet people will be looking for clues for the potential gop frontrunner for 2016. >> the book said he did not choose chris christie because he had too many political land mines. so what might be some of the problems he faces if he chooses to run in 2016. >> what's also interesting is that the christie spokesperson put out a statement actually saying that he was very forthcoming with the romney campaign, so they actually issued a response. i think that there are going to be tons of questions everyone's vetted for 2016 as you go throug
of the obama administration. they are more into perception and feeling than they are into governing. i used the line about the wizard of oz. in oz it's more important what the perception is than the reality. and the secretary today obviously felt we should just believe her and the president that they want to happy these people and not pin her down on the reality. >> she said hold me accountable. she said, okay, i'm responsible. hold me accountable. how? they say she still has the confidence of the white house. he's not ready to fire her. no one is getting fired though we have wasted hundreds of millions of the taxpayers' money on a website that doesn't work while we are cancelling people's insurance. who will be held accountable? >> she'll be held accountable and the president will be held accountable. >> how? >> this website is a debacle. obama care. the president said if you like your health care plan you can keep it. >> we know that. respectfully, sir. we know that. the question is how will they be held accountable? she said, hold me accountable. how? can barack obama -- he's the only on
in washington. as the obama administration races to fix the website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law.
to average 39,000 a day to meet the goal of 7 million insured americans by march 1st. the obama administration has acknowledged the problem and pledge today have the problems fixed by the end of the month. the white house says that it expected enrollment to start slowly then pick up significantly as the march 31st deadline approaches. >> small business owner phil signed up and is saving $700 a month but he said it took him days to make it happen. >> i don't know of anyone else who has gotten through. >> the other big issue is that insurance companies are telling up to 3 million americans they will lose their current policies because they do not meet new government standards. >> in many cases the inability of an individual to not keep their coverage is because their insurance company has decided to phase out their plan. >> the white house says most of the canceled policies did not provide adequate coverage. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house says it will release official enrollment figures later this month. >>> germany is trying to organiz
oncoming, leaving the white house in damage control. the obama administration sending off reports now that president obama knew that the nsa was eavesdropping on german chancellor angela merkel's personal phone calls. this as we hear of another bombshell. the nsa reportedly monitored 60 million phone calls made in spain in just a single month. here's jay carney just a few moments ago talking about that scandal. >> was the president kept out of the loop about what the nsa was doing? >> josh, what i can tell you is two things.ibz first, i'm not going to get into details of internal discussions. but the president clearly feels strongly about making sure that we are not just collecting information because we can, we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. today's world is highly interconnected. and the flow of large amounts of data is unprecedented. innovation is going to continue. if we're going to keep our citizens and our allies safe, we have to continue to stay ahead of these changes. >> fox news digital politics editor, host of "power play," joins me now. he used
. good morning. >> good morning and happy friday. >> indeed. a month ago today the obama administration launched this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn
. >> the administration has called in experts from google and other tech giants to help fix the obama care website and say the site should be fixed by the end of november. >>> here is something for you to consider if you're going over open enrollment options for your health insurance. the obama administration is loosening rules covering flexible spending accounts. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with more. good morning, clis teen. christine. >> good morning, carol. this is a great time to figure out how much money you should set aside pre-tax dollars to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. the treasury department saying you will be able to roll over $500 a year if necessary. remember that use it or lose it rule, for years if you put money in the flexible spending account and didn't use all of it you lost it. now you will be able to carry over $500 into the next year. there is some 14 million americans who use these flexible spending accounts, also called fsas, so this will affect an awful lot of people. you will be able to roll that over. it should be noted the limits have changed, used to be
administration making claims that president obama was not told about spying on foreign leaders until five years into the program. the white house vehemently denying this report from a german paper that the president was told in 2010 and now how could this spying operation go on without the president knowing? >> exactly. >>> the israeli air force launching a air launch. two rockets were fired across the border. one of them intercepted by israel's iron dome defense system. jerusalem is blaming the attack on hamas. no one has been hurt. >>> he is called the most hated man. the manslaughter trial resumes 20 months after his cruise ship struck a reef and cap-sized off a tiny italian island. >> we will hear crucial system against the captain this morning. the first witness this morning is someone who shadowed the captain as an officer in training and spent time with him on the bridge. he is expected to testify that the captain had no control whatsoever of the situation both during the accident and especially during the evacuation. of course, 32 people who died during the accident did not die on impac
to the israeli strike. tennessee's bob corker said the obama administration broke its promise. >> do you feel good with our country is going for the opposition right now? >> there isn't a person on my team who doesn't feel frustrated frustrated by it. >> ford said they were anguished. he argued the u.s. is helping and pointed to a group of ten toyota pickup trucks to the rebels. senator john mccain -- >> trucks truck loads as planeloads and planeloads arrive. we're proud we gave them trucks. >> a human rights group reported thursday that the death toll reach 120,000 people. >> can i say that our efforts to creates a political solution or to contain the civil war are a success? no. >> secretary kerry travels there next week. is h going to try. >> speaking of that what is he saying to our allies about nsa spying? >> well secretary kerry spoke to london audience yesterday via teleconference and said listen surveillance has gone too far and blamed tech knoll igy for being on auto pilot. he said hello and the senator discovered the spying after the attack. kerry, of course, i
. happy friday. >> one month ago the obama administration launched this morning we know exactly how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news' sharyl attkisson repo reports. jan crawford report reports. good morning. >> that number shot up to 248. again, that's across the country. now, this time last month i was in a clinic in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one, all these people so excited to sign up. but at that clinic they weren't able to sign up a single person. a month ago the promise of obama care for many was about to be reality. >> this really means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> but the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who had signed up. the "washington post" illustrated the illusive enroll lee as an imaginary unicorn. the white house went from disputing there was a problem to full damage control, even giving reporters names of people enrolled. in fact, that's how we found paul in salt lake city.
congressmen and the obama administration officials and today, kathleen sebelius, just talking about how consumers have been unprotected. and, of course, the industry unregulated. and now we're having a big discussion about junk insurance and this is exactly what the republicans have been defending. and they don't even know it. >> right. i think that's a really good point. people do not understand how insurance really works. and they don't understand the risks that they have been taking, and that maybe they didn't know how little their policy was ultimately going to cover, god forbid, they should need it. >> are these hearings going to have an impact on people signing up? i mean, i think it's attention. i think all the attention that these hearings can get to the american people and now the president has come out -- or just within the last hour and a half, to debunk the most -- most recent lie about who exactly is covered when they do get a notice and how they can go -- i think this is all up side. >> right. i think it's mostly up side, if -- if the website -- now, i've defended them on
possibly, helpfully in a way for the obama administration, the website problem is this story abut, people are losing health insurance. that here we have the launch of the affordable care act. and the, the story that is leading the news now is people, losing health insurance. the president just explained its a kind of gross oversimplification of what is actually happening. >> well, not only an oversimplification, lawrence, but also, it is tear bleep misleading. i mean that -- it is terribly misleading. i mean that 5% of americans in the private insurance market. half have been losing their health insurance every year. the private insurance market, the insurance premiums, co-payments and deductibles have been taking huge leaps, 15%, 20% increases every year. so all that the affordable care act does, it says look, you guys you have got to play by standard rules. you have to provide minimum coverage. in terms of competition if you want to go 15%, 20% a year increase, compete directly with others in the exchanges. now, of course the exchanges have got to by up and running for people to see the
at an obama administration war room obtained by congressman darrell issa, a republican from southern california. >>> every year millions of people donate their blood for free. but wait until you see what christin ayers discovered happens to those free donations. it's a story you will only see right here on kpix 5. >>> reporter: watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland, blood gets separated into products, red blood cells, plasma and platelets. >> we get the most out of each donation that way. >> reporter: the red cross's bay area spokesman jared schultzman says it's an expensive process. >> for us to collect, test and process the blood and distribute it, we incur great fees. >> reporter: the cost has to be passed on and that's why blood is big business. >> it is one very valuable commodity. >> reporter: arthur kaplan is one of the country's leading experts on blood. >> think of it as oil. it has to be refined and moved
with more, sharyl? >> reporter: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we've had with the web site. >> reporter: angered to learn that figures are compiled daily after being told there weren't any, the republican chair of the house ways and means committee today demanded all enrollment data by 5 p.m. or else that it could be subpoenaed. last word, scott, nothing had been provided. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson in our washington newsroom, thank you sharyl. so why didn't the president know that his signature program was in such trouble? we'll talk to his former chief of staff. a tiny drug company believes that this pill
we get with obamacare. >> the site is not working 08 is supposed to. >> the obama administration is conceding that some people will have to pay more double-digit increases. john: this halloween politicians give us something we should be scared of, obamacare. >> that product is working. it is really good. john: that is our show tonight. ♪
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markets to function according to administration's plan. jon: let's take a quick look how the obama website has rolled out thus far. by some estimates it already cost more than $400 million and counting. in december 2011, the contractor c.g.i. was award a $93.7 million contract to develop the site. actual construction of health began in the first months of this year. october 1 the website made the big debut rolling out live. president obama gave a speech in the rose garden last monday in which he suggested people dial the 800 number if they couldn't get through to the website. on tuesday, the president enlisted former o.m.b. director and other technology officers and chief technology officer todd park, i should say, to help fix the website. jenna: and we'll continue to watch that. right now there's some new concerns on a looming danger. iran may be closer to getting a nuclear bomb than previously thought. iran could produce enough weapons grade material to make an atomic bomb in as little as a month. national security correspondence is live from the pentagon taking a closer look at
millions tried to logon, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says he's numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: her agency doesn't plan to issue its first report on enrollment figures until mid-november. but the first days overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey shows 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. just 14% say it's gone well, that the law has benefited them. but nearly one-quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. steven portnoy, abc news, washington. >>> it's a major political headline overnight. did the president have second thoughts about joe biden. a new report claims the obama campaign thought of dumping biden for hillary clinton in the last election. bill daily says he did consider the idea. but decided it would not help the ticket. a to
for the obama administration. i think as soon as the website comes up, everyone should be mandated. the sooner they realize this thing is going to fail from a policy standpoint not website standpoint, better for republicans going forward. get new people in the house and senate, push it that way. >> i thought it was curious they would write in the speech everybody should shop around. at the same time people report they can't get on the website to do that. deductible increases are surprising people and not only out of pocket costs, the prescription deductible is now giving people sticker shock as well. it is interesting that the white house press core has been pressing the white house for a while. i'm curious how long that's going to last. it's possible they could get bored with this and try to move on to something else by monday. >> gutfeld, this is a halloween stinker. no good coming out of this. >>> i looked up sticker shock in obama care law, and you know it's considered a post decision condition. i don't know where to go with this. >> it is a post existing condition. >> it's funny. we keep
enrolled. the obama administration says these numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from the kaiser family foundation reports that 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. 14% say it has gone well and the law benefitted them. nearly a quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. many cite higher costs. abc news, washington. >>> all right. another bombshell from washington. the report the obama campaign considered switching joe biden for hillary clinton in the last election. top presidential aides deny this report but bill daly said he considered making a change. ultimately decided it would not help the ticket. >>> the new york city police depar
is the lowest it has been in his administration, in the presidency of barack obama. he now stands at a 42% job approval rating. one interesting other side note to this is that a majority of americans now say that they belong to neither party. >> that is interesting. >> things in the country, they are a changing. >> perhaps because that broken promise is an expensive one personally for so many americans right now. instead of this blurry national debt, it is their own pocketbooks it is being pulled from. that may be why they don't feel the love. >> heather nauert is going to talk about something different. >> good morning. hope you're off to a great day. there is a bombshell new report based on documents leaked by edward snowden and it accuses the n.s.a. of secretly tapping into google and yahoo's internet servers. the original prism scandal that involved complicated court orders allowing the n.s.a. to subpoena records from those companies, but this latest program code named muscular could have been painting the same record behind google's and yahoo's back. the n.s.a. has denied the claim that 1
." tonight the obama administration official in charge of the disastrous health care overhaul was finally dragged in front of lawmakers today. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testified before a house committee. she dodged questions, made up facts and continueses to be dishonest with the american people. in a moment we'll have people who participated in the grilling but first the highlights. >> madam secretary, while you are from kansas, we are not in kansas anymore. >> let me say directly to these americans you deserve better. >> here we are five weeks into enrollment and the news gets worse by the day. >> the president said if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. is he keeping his promise? >> yes, he is. >> my insurance policy was cancelled. the white house website says if you like your health plan you have, you can keep it. did i hear it wrong? >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health >> i think it's great that you are a team player taking responsibility it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct?
mitchell in washington, where kathleen sebelius fell on her sword for the obama administration today, apologizing to the american people, acknowledging the critical flaws within the health care enrollment website, and it happened under her watch. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. we did not adequately do end-to-end testing. we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do. i know that the only way i can restore confidence that we get it right is to get it right. >> donna served as health and human services secretary during the clinton administration and is now the president of the university of miami. donna, great to see you. thank you very much for being with us. well, you could certainly identify with what kathleen sebelius went through. a former governor of kansas put on the spotlight. what is your perspective from florida, where a lot of people are complaining, for instance, about being kicked off their current insurance. i know you have been a supporter of obama care, but this rollout, could this have bee
, that statement comes on the heels of the glitches that the obama administration has been dealing with over oh the past several weeks and also on the heels of the latest allegations and criticism of the president he has misled people will i saying if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. of course, we're seeing that is not the case. the white house defending that by saying, look, about 5% of people don't have health care plans that meet the basic standards. and the new federal standards that are going to be put -- come into play under the president's health care law. on a lighter note, i can tell you that president obama, who arrived here in boston, was greeted by a number of the officials here, governor due value, patrick, boston mayor tomini. there is another big headline, world series game six set to take place tonight. mayor tom menino gave president obama a boston red sox hat. we don't think he put it on at that very moment, but he talked about the fact that he received this hat and was happy to get this hat. in keeping with the sports tradition, he then went to get a sneak pee
of the second day, 248. the goal of the obama administration is to have an average of 39,000 people enroll every day for the next five months. a spokesperson for the health and human services department says the figures presented in the documents are unofficial. the agency has said its released the first official report on enrollment by mid november. >>> some disturbing new information about that castro valley nursing home scandal. today's chronicle is reporting at least one worker for the department of social services went to the facility days after most of the staff had left. but the report says the worker did nothing to end the chaos of valley springs manor. the staff abandoned 14 sick, elderly and bedridden patients last week after state regulators shut down that nursing home. those residents were cared for by a cook and a janitor, who had no training at all in taking care of elderly patients. >>> it is 7:17. we're learning new details about the fbi sting that targeted state senator ron call da roan. an -- caleder o -- calderon. the fbi agent stalled himself rocky fatel and set up a twitter
hurting the administration. but for the left, it's not obama, not the president who should be taking the blame. it's those evil insurance. here is the brother of rahm emanuel, an architect of obamacare. >> the law doesn't say to the insurance industry, you drop coverage. insurance industry decides how to make money. when the private company decides they're going to drop people and put them in the exchange you blame president obama, he's not responsible for that. stuart: you've got to blame the private insurers not just emanuel saying that. here is the white house advisor trying to explain why millions will lose their current health plans. >> if you have a plan before obamacare, you can keep that. if your plan is downgraded or cancelled, you can't. stuart: pure spin. plans are canceled by the million because obamacare makes them illegal. fox news reporting that 3.7 million people have lost coverage so far. in the next hour, by the way, congressman fred upton will join us and we'll bring you a story of one cancer patient who is happy with their insurance, kept for years and she can't k
security. he was chief of the social security administration under presidents bush and obama until february and tells nbc news that officials were carving out exemptions allowing social security numbers and financial information to be shared with local governments, private contractors, employers, family members and department of homeland security. administration officials say sharing data is essential. >> that's michael he is coughmi isikoff reporting. >>> new numbers this morning show americans are split over the health care law. it is all in the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll. it reveals bad news for president obama. tracie potts is live in washington with all of the details. >> reporter: good morning. in the poll, the president's approval rating is at an all-time low. it's he at 42% compared to 51% now disapprove of how the president is doing his job. and take a look at how that has changed over time. going back to january, the beginning of his second term, he was at 52%. then we had the irs scandal and the benghazi hearing. it dropped a bit. by june, the nsa leaks came out. edw
himself. the highest ranking administration official to apologize for the rollout of the federal obama care website. >> we assumed that it was up and ready to run, but the good news is, although it's not and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> reporter: vice president's biden's comments came in an exclusive interview with cnn's sister network hln and followed another high profile mea culpa. >> let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was grilled wednesday when she faced a house committee led by republicans looking for scalps. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: the hearing got downright weird at times. >> while you're from kansas, we're not in kansas anymore. >> i was in the third gr
the obama care website and has seen its failures firsthand. biden became the highest administration official to formally apologize. listen to what he told hln's christi paul. >> reporter: what did you know prior to the website being launched? >> we were under the impression that it was ready to go. we had the president, to his credit, almost seven weeks out was saying are we ready, and to be told by the pros yeah, this looks like it's all ready to go online, and neither he and i are technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run. but the good news is although it's not, and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november, it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> reporter: have you tried to get online? >> no. actually, the president tried to get online and my daughter tried to get online. i did not, because it was clear that i wasn't getting online. but it really is inexcusable. there's no -- there's no excuse. they just have to fix it. so we pulled out all the stops and brought in the best people in the co
. >> the republican ways and means committee wants to subpoena the obama administration. they said, look, we're not going to be able to cull all of the information until sometime in november. that was on the understanding the website would be working. >> we know they have the numbers now. that's what the subpoena would ask for. >> do they or don't they? >> when carney was talking upset about the white house -- >> if you're a small coffee shop owner and all you do is sell espresso and a bag of beans, you know how many people have used square on your iphone device to buy coffee. >> the government doesn't? >> the spokesman for the white house admitted as much. he didn't say they were false. he was mad they got leaked. the public doesn't have a right to know how many people are signing up for obama care. these numbers are hidden because they hurt the president. >> there's a pastor who is -- one pastor says the campaign for one thing, you heard the president out on the campaign trail talking about the plan to keep your plan if you like it. he says, he's changing his mind because of the promise. l
. members of the obama administration including the president now saying they're sorry. does that restore faith in government? what does that really mean to the people of america? >> you know, at this point i think we've gone from the eisenhower era 50 years ago where 85% of americans said when they were asked do you believe in the government will do the right thing most of the time or all of the time, 85% said most of the time or all of the time. now it's over 85% say none of the time or little of the time. so even before this debacle with the website it was really at such a low ebb. >> the thing that struck me yesterday, here's kathleen sebelius getting her butt kicked in congress, right, and then you have president obama in boston holding an obama care rally, he's smiling, saying go team, we're going to get it done, and you look at that as a citizen of this country, and you really don't know what to believe, and isn't that just blending or isn't that, isn't that garnering more distrust in government because we don't know what to believe. >> i think you're right. the way you'd roll some
committee who sides with the obama administration on many issues but not this and going for her jugular. stuart: there i wonder what president obama will say in boston. they are attempting to win the world series. president obama -- all making -- judge napolitano: the most enormous traffic jams in boston history because the president is a riding the day the red sox will win the world series. he will take credit for the world series. stuart: he is going to boston to say romneycare when it was rolled out at the same slow start. charles: 1 make a side trip for a fund-raiser so crisscross town all day and do the romney thing and raise money and go across town again. your point the exchanges in this. is just a symbol for the wheels coming off the card. obamacare is in big trouble. they can't even get a website right it is a symbol for them not being able to get it right. stuart: she has great confidence there will be a fix to the rollout of the web site by november 30th, self-imposed date that they said it will be fixed. we are taking you away from the hearings because it has been in the wee
the obama administration knew for years that the grandfathering regulation that we talked about a few moments ago would wipe out existing health insurance plans and here is a quote that i am reading that after some period of time, most plans will relinquish their grandfathered status since plans rarely stay the same. >> it is something that he touched on briefly. dagen: this is the excuse of the administration officials, have you heard kathleen sebelius to the fallen back on how these plans were grandfathered in. >> they claim there's a grandfather and the law, they also have power to make that smaller and smaller over time. that is what they have done. you can go back to hhs analysis and 2010 saying exactly what we have been talking about. that is a part of the individual market and a lot of those plans are going to be made illegal by those laws. >> okay, so it's not really a decision is illegal for them to go back to the conversation we're having a few minutes ago. because they can save the insurance companies fall. i guess they could say that we are going to upgrade these plans so
own? that makes no sense. why would they want to do that? the obama administration wrote these regulations so strictly that almost no individual health insurance policy in the market today qualifies. i think it's probably going to impact about 80%, 85% of the individual policies ultimately over the next one-year renewal cycle. >> what he's alluding to is it's basically an obamacare squeeze. they're squeezing employers who know coming in the year ahead they're going to have to provide insurance if you work over a number of hours. what those companies are doing is reducing hours. insurance companies, they make small adjustments on a yearly basis, people renew their individual plans, they make one little change and they can't comply with obamacare. they're then squeezed dropping the americans that are now squeezed without care or left to fall into obamacare. >> it's been awhile since i had an individual plan. my brother has had individual plans. they change every year. the deductible goes up, goes down. sometimes you swap companies. a lot of people are saying i feel bad for
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